The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care is an umbrella and representative organisation which, through a collaborative approach, supports and contributes to the development and strategic direction of palliative care in Scotland.
Our objective is to promote equitable access throughout Scotland to high quality palliative care for all patients and families on the basis of need not diagnosis. With our member organisations, we contribute to national thinking and policy in relation to palliative care and promote improvements in service delivery at local level.
This website will tell you more about palliative care and palliative care services in Scotland, as well as about the activities and publications of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care. We hope you find it useful.
SPPC publishes 3-year strategy
The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care has published its strategy for 2014-2017. Over the next three years, our work will aim to address the six strategic priorities.
Experts Ask Are We Living and Dying Well Yet?
The challenges and achievements of the Scottish Government’s palliative and end of life care strategy Living and Dying Well was debated by palliative care professionals and MSPs on 5 February at a discussion organised by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Interim Guidance: Caring for people in the last days and hours of life
The Scottish Government has published Interim Guidance on caring for people in the last days and hours of life. The guidance is available here: Interim Guidance: Caring for People in the last days and hours of life